“Going into this offseason with a chip on my shoulder and I’m going to use all this noise to fuel me even more,” Porzingis wrote. “Only focused on what I can control and thats grinding to be better each and every day. I’ll keep smiling and enjoying the process through everything. Thankful for the love and support. [Unicorn] 2.0 incoming.”
Porzingis’ numbers (20.1 points and 8.9 rebounds a game) actually did not look all that bad this season. But he often seemed like an afterthought in the Mavs’ game plan, especially in their first-round loss to the LA Clippers during which Porzingis was almost invisible. The former All-Star also drew criticisms for playing like a 7-foot-3 shooting guard who floated around aimlessly on the perimeter on offense and did not protect the interior sufficiently on defense.
The latest report we heard was that Porzingis allegedly feels frustrated with his role in Dallas. But it sounds like he is determined to turn things around next season, whether he's with the Mavs or another team.